Decoded Residents Radio with May Mix of the Month Winner – SHAQ

SHAQ (Gary O’Sullivan) is one of the most renowned and respected DJ’s in the South West of Ireland and it’s easy to see why. His DJing career began when only 6 months after picking up his first set of decks in London, he won a nationwide mix competition where the prize was to play alongside one of his biggest influences John Digweed. After gaining this opportunity he didn’t waste it and put in a performance that was rightly rewarded with a residency at that same club ‘The Gallery’. More residencies quickly followed for SHAQ supporting huge acts across Ireland which included playing on the Irish leg of the famous Manumission Club Tour amongst other great nights. In 2001 whilst spending a year down under in Australia he headlined ‘The Irish Invasion’ parties flying between Sydney and Melbourne all the while gaining recognition and reputation from clubbers and DJ’s alike. On returning home he was quickly snapped up as a resident for ‘Gage’ and was featured as a Guest DJ to play on Truesounds (JustMusic F.M.) on New Years Eve, a set which has been downloaded a staggering 55,000+ times.

SHAQ has continued in that vein in all the years since, stamping quality and enthusiasm on everything he does. He plays anything from Deep, Melodic House to Techno, whilst utilising the effects as a major part of his live sets. He has played at the Ministry of Sound (London), Pacha (London), EGG (London), OXEGEN Festival Main Stage (Dublin), AQUAPHONIC Festival Main Stage (Prague) and numerous Clubs around Ireland. He has also played alongside the likes of James Zabiela, Dave Seaman, Yousef, UMEK and many more. SHAQ also runs 2 popular Club nights: SOUNDLOUNGE & L.AID.

You can read SHAQ’s full feature interview with Decoded Magazine in the coming days.



01. Pulshar, Loco Dice – You Shine (Original mix)
02. Namatjira – Wergaia (Sonic Union Tripple Layer Acid Remix)
03. Alex Mas – Demira (Original mix)
04. by Huxley – Widow (Original mix)
05. Pavel Petrov – The Hunt (Original mix)
06. Wehbba – Turning Point (Original mix)
07. AFFKT – Omplit (Original mix)
08. Toby Holguin – Urea (Original mix)
09. Shosho, The Foreigners – 6 AM (Original mix)
10. Miguel Bastida – Unlockers (Original mix)
11. Sergio Fernandez – Unforgettable Summer (Oscar L Remix)
12. Pirupa / Pulshar & Loco Dice – Demons (Original mix) / You Shine (Sample)

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Thursday / 9pm EST (2am GMT)
Thursday / 10pm BST (Temporarily unavailable)
Friday / 7pm ART (11pm GMT)
Saturday / 4pm ART (8pm GMT)
Saturday / 8pm UTC (9pm GMT)
Monday / 3pm CET (2pm GMT)

About the Author

UK based former DJ and promoter, co-owner, director, writer & creative at Decoded Magazine. Studied at the University of Wolverhampton graduating in Graphic Communication & Typography (BA Hons). In house video editor and avid MMA follower with a keen ear for dark, twisted, hypnotic, tribal progressive house and techno.